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Product Engineering Manager/Switchgear - Boonton, NJ

Date: Jan 22, 2022

Location: Boonton, NJ, US, 07005

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Corporate Overview
Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.
Division Overview
Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes, and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries.

At HPS, we build products that provide mission critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers.

Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and Industrial Technology.

Posting Address

353 Powervill Road, Boonton, NJ 07005

Position Overview

This position involves being a part of Engineering team that designs, develops and sustains medium-voltage switchgear products for electric utilities in the area of Distribution Switching and Distribution Automation involving measurement, protection and communications.

The individual in this position will be responsible for managing various products such as Single-Phase Recloser (15/27 kV), Three-Phase Recloser (15/27/38kV), Sectionalizers (15/27/38kV), Capacitor Switches, PFC Cap Banks, SCADA Gateways etc. from Engineering standpoint. Management responsibilities include designing and developing new products, sustain existing Medium-Voltage Switchgear products, handle feature additions/enhancements in existing products, handle field issues, supervise functional testing, plan and manage external lab (Type) testing as per IEEE/IEC standards.  

This is a managerial-level position with at least 4-6 direct reports.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Direct & effectively lead Product Engineering Team for designing/developing new products, and for sustaining existing Medium-Voltage Switchgear products.
  • Direct & supervise Product Engineering Team for designing new product features, investigating field issues, generate Design of Experiments (DoE) framework for performing root cause analysis of the field issues to resolve accurately & quickly 
  • Work closely with Product Management, Field Applications Engineering for requirements gathering (VOC), for gathering more information about product related issues, defining new product features etc.  
  • Play a critical and substantial role in gathering Requirements & performing detailed-level Requirements breakdown to generate accurate SOW for product enhancements, new product development, & for Value Engineering projects 
  • Work closely with Manufacturing team for launching new design changes to production, help out with issues/problems on the manufacturing floor as needed, help monthly shipments as needed 
  • Identify cost take out opportunities & lead value engineering projects for Medium-Voltage Switchgear products to help w/ margin improvements 
  • Be a go-getter as an Engineering leader with ability to get things done to meet expected timelines, shipment schedule, Productivity targets etc.
  • Play a critical and substantive role in meeting necessary timelines for solving field issues, developing new products by working with expected sense of urgency 
  • Act with necessary engineering judgement to solve complex/non-trivial technical problems related to Medium-Voltage Switchgear products.

Skills and Experience

  • Must have technical core competency in Medium-Voltage Switchgear Products (Design, Development & sustaining engineering) 
  • BSEE or BSME w/ at least 5 years of effectively managing a team to solve eng'g problems
  • Must have performed hands-on design, development & sustaining eng'g work on Medium-Voltage Switchgear Products for at least 5 years
  • Must be able to maintain ownership of all eng'g artifacts associated w/ Medium-Voltage Switchgear products w/ high degree of attention to detail
  • Must have multiple yrs of exposure to Medium-Voltage Switchgear products w. r. t. Product development, handling various developmental issues, handling functional testing, handling Type testing etc.   
  • Must have multiple years of exposure to real-field issues related to Medium-Voltage Switchgear & ability to understand & resolve them 
  • Must be able to hold his team members accountable; prior experience in resolving conflicts as related to technical requirements, committed timelines & deliverables 
  • Must be a good communicator w/ strong interpersonal skills, accessible, approachable & someone who breeds positive morale 
  • Exposure to Cybersecure development practices for Medium-Voltage Switchgear products, firmware development, GUI development as related to Med-Voltage switchgear is a plus 



Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering


Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

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